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  • Overpainting — can mean the final layers of paint, over some type of underpainting, in a system of working in layers. It can also mean later paint added by restorers, or an artist or dealer wishing to improve or update an old image a very common practice in the …   Wikipedia

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  • Underpainting — In art, an underpainting is an initial layer of paint applied to a ground, which serves as a base for subsequent layers of paint. Underpaintings are often monochromatic and help to define colour values for later painting. There are several… …   Wikipedia

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  • Palimpsest — A palimpsest is a manuscript page, whether from scroll or book that has been written on, scraped off, and used again. The word palimpsest comes through Latin from Greek παλιν + ψαω = ( again + I scrape ), and meant scraped (clean and used) again …   Wikipedia

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